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Nkemdiche’s fast start

From the Mother Ship, Robert Nkemdiche has long attracted the attention of multiple blockers thereby giving his teammates more room to operate. Now Nkemdiche is doing that and making his plays too. He knows the measurables will soon be important

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Tuesday Practice Notes

All the questionable but one were¬†accounted for and practicing during today’s practice viewing periods for media — all except for guard Justin Bell.¬†Cornerback Tony Bridges was dressed and participating, though I didn’t see him in reps. We did see Jeremy

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Rebels’ biggest players earned their reputations at Alabama

I mentioned during the Alabama game that Ole Miss was going to have to have great games from its best players to win. Well, the Rebels’ biggest players turned out big. Chad Kelly had 341 yards passing, 305 and three

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Nkemdiche excited to get in the end zone for mom

Robert Nkemdiche’s mother rarely gets to visit from Nigeria, but she was here today. The Ole Miss defensive tackle talks about his touchdown catch, how special it was to do that in front of her and how he’d like to

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Nkemdiche wants to make sure he seizes the day

Robert Nkemdiche needs to come to interviews more. I’m sure Ole Miss coaches would disagree with that, but when he’s there, he’s good. He shows his personality and doesn’t say anything explosive or damaging. He understands the NFL future before

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On the eve of camp, Six Ole Miss Players to Watch

These are guys with interesting story lines as camp begins. They are presented in random order. Five more coming tomorrow: CJ Hampton: Three outlets listed him among the country’s top 10 safeties coming out of Meridian High School after the

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Nobody did SEC Media Days like Tebow

Nobody did SEC Media Days like Tim Tebow. Ole Miss’ three player representatives at SEC Media Days are CJ Johnson, Mike Hilton and Evan Engram, three guys who will make a big impact on the 2015 season. Notably absent are

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After Spring: Defensive Line

Robert Nkemdiche (Lauren Wood/Daily Journal)

No position group carries the banner for Ole Miss’ high expectations for 2015 more than the defensive line. Hugh Freeze and Dave Wommack haven’t been shy about saying they believe this defense could be as good or better than last

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Five Defining Moments for 2014

Laquon Treadwell after the Boise Game in the Georgia Dome.

With the daily work of Peach Bowl week I didn’t really get around to reflecting on 2014. The game itself will be forever remembered as a disappointing finish to an otherwise outstanding year for Ole Miss football. The Arkansas game,

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Saturday Peach Bowl Update

The Rebels worked out under mostly clear skies on artificial turf at the Georgia State football complex today. Rain is expected to arrive in the area tonight, and Ole Miss will work out tomorrow at the Falcons facility which is

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Six Rebels make AP All-SEC

Ole Miss had a total of six players named All-SEC by The Associated Press today, five of them on the first team. OL Laremy Tunsil and TE Evan Engram made the first-team offense, DT Robert Nkemdiche, CB Senquez Golson and

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Rebels’ new ‘spirit’

After the Alabama game defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche talked about the new “spirit” around the Ole Miss team, saying the Rebels believe they will win big games now. He also said the defense was a little unfocused after the Rebels

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Wommack pleased with pass rush in spite of sack numbers

The Ole Miss defense was intent on increasing its pass rush this year, and that’s not showing up in its sack numbers through three games. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack believes the pass rush is better in spite of the statistics.

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